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A 23-year-old male asked:

Can you get an std from a toilet seat? say if your "private area" accidentally touches the seat?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
No: The only way that could happen was if you had open, broken skin. Luckily our skin is a great barrier to these types of infections. The skin touching seat is your leg, not vagina. If you had open sores on the back of your leg then you might wznt to use protective barrier.

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Last updated Jan 20, 2016

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